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Does stress and anxiety make your armpits sweat?

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Whenever I get nervous and stressed, my armpits sweat. Is this related?
asked Jun 1, 2016 in Stress by Diane

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Yes, you can get an increase in sweating (including in your armpits) when you are anxious, stressed, or nervous. The reason for this is that stressors and your coping skills being overwhelmed can lead to the activation of the fight or flight system, where the amygdala is triggered. The amygdala in turn activates the sympathetic nervous system, which activates sweat glands to increase perspiration.
answered Jun 2, 2016 by drcarlo (295,840 points)